• Est. birth date: 8/10/2010
  • Female, Spayed
  • 21 lbs
  • Microchipped
  • Heartworm negative
  • Current on vaccinations
  • Adoption Fees

Minnie is fostered in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Minnie is a very sweet 7-year-old that was recently released from a commercial breeder and as a result, is extremely shy and timid.  She will need some extra time and patience to develop trust with humans.  Minnie needs loving, patient adopters that will help her learn to trust people.  When we first started fostering Minnie, she would hide in her crate most of the day, but she is getting braver all the time.  Now she has taken to following us around, and peeping at us around corners.   

Minnie is still learning how to walk on a leash.  We think that as she learns to trust people, she will be a lot more receptive to being taught.  A securely fenced in yard is a must since new sounds and people easily startle her, after all so much is new to her.  Minnie isn’t too sure about the outdoors, yet.  All of the noises make her nervous, but she will wander around a fenced in yard. 

She needs a home that is usually calm and quiet and she seems to feel safer with women than men.  It takes her some extra time to trust men, so an all-male home is not a good fit for her.  When inside, Minnie likes to find a few safe spots that she feels more secure and tends to stay put there but she does venture out when it's quiet or when she finds something particularly interesting.  She gets a little less shy as time goes on.

Minnie is house trained, but is not sure how to communicate when she needs to go out.  Finding a schedule and sticking to it has worked best for us.  She gets along well with other dogs, and even seems a little more comfortable when other dogs are around.  We have not seen Minnie interact with cats.  Minnie is very comfortable being in her crate but also enjoys laying on dog bed to take a nap. 

Minnie is looking for someone to follow around the house, and who has a lot of patience and a big heart.  If you are willing to open up your home to this sweet dog, email her foster mom at wrikat96@gmail.com to learn more!


Any one interested in adopting this dog must first complete an adoption application indicating the name of the dog(s) they are interested in learning more about.  Once the adoption application is received, our adoption coordinator will contact you.  You must respond to this email to set up your home visit and complete the approval process.  The entire adoption process is outlined on our web site.

NOTE: Due to the breed's independent and prey driven nature, Shibas should ALWAYS be leashed whenever they are outside of a securely fenced area.  In addition, many Shibas are door bolters and care should be taken around doors and other escape points.